Polk City, FL

Polk City profile

Living in Polk City

Polk City is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,724 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Polk City is the 382nd largest community in Florida.

Unlike some towns, Polk City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Polk City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Polk City is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Polk City who work in office and administrative support (13.79%), management occupations (9.93%), and maintenance occupations (7.94%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Polk City is worth considering.

One downside of living in Polk City is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Polk City, the average commute to work is 32.03 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Polk City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Polk City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.70% of adults in Polk City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Polk City in 2018 was $25,226, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,904 for a family of four. However, Polk City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Polk City is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Polk City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Polk City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Polk City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.88% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Polk City include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Polk City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.